Justify the Conclusion—SN. The correct answer choice is (C)
The conclusion here is that some of Bell’s subsidiaries will be sold. This is said to follow from the idea that if there is no strike then management must have increased wages, as increased wages would require management to sell some of its subsidiaries:
- No Strike Inc Wages Sell Subs
To prove the end of the chain (sell subs), simply state that the beginning of the chain will occur (no strike).
Answer choice (A): This does not initiate the chain relationship shown above.
Answer choice (B): We want management to increase wages, as that would prove the conclusion.
Answer choice (C): This is the correct answer choice. As mentioned above, this would initiate the chain relationship described in the stimulus.
Answer choice (D): Just because the president has the authority to increase wages does not mean that it will happen.
Answer choice (E): Again, this does not show that the wage increase will occur, so it does not prove the conclusion.